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The Bone Shard Daughter

REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Filled with intricate plotlines and political intrigue, The Bone Shard Daughter was enthralling, but still problematic. The high stakes (and high body count) drew me in; the constant switching between points of view took...

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which begins with The Way...

REVIEW: Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skorkowsky

Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skokowsky is a collection of short stories about a thief named Ahren (pronounced Aaron). Ahren is arguably the greatest thief in the world and someone who has skills as...

The Thief Who Pulled on trouble's Braids

REVIEW: The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids is the first novel of the Amra Thetys series by Michael McClung and the first winner of the Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off. If you are unfamiliar with...

REVIEW: Witchsign by Den Patrick

Witchsign by Den Patrick is a slow burn of a novel but promises a solid foundation for the Ashen Torment series. Patrick, whose previous stories included the dark fantasy series Erebus Sequence, writes Witchsign as...

REVIEW: Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike

J. Zachary Pike’s Orconomics on the surface, looks like your typical fantasy story. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. The thing is five pages into the book; you know that you are entirely...

REVIEW: The Boundless by Peter Newman

I received a review copy of The Boundless in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Peter Newman and Harper Voyager. The Ruthless was my favourite fantasy read of 2019 and that lead...

REVIEW: Angel Mage by Garth Nix

Angel Mage by Garth Nix is a competent foray into the grimdark subgenre meant for young adult (YA) readers. Taking place in a setting derivative of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, the narrative follows the...

REVIEW: The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz

The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz is a dark fantasy about an obsessive former assassin and soldier who travels across a mystical desert with his traumatized daughter. It is a dark story dealing with...

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

I discovered the name Mazarkis Williams late in the game. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across her short story Violet in the anthology The Art of War. I loved it. Williams...